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Princess Elizabeth in wartime – Christmas 1940

Princess Elizabeth in wartime – Christmas 1940

“I can truthfully say to you all that we children at home are full of cheerfulness and courage. We are trying to do all we can to help our gallant sailors, soldiers and airmen, and we are trying too, to bear our own share of the danger and sadness of war.”

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World’s Largest Quilting Bee?

World’s Largest Quilting Bee?

“A tremendous revival in home industries has taken place during the past year…. Housewives all over the country have taken to saving patches and turning them into quilts such as their grandmothers used to make. In fact, we shipped 27,000 quilts in 1940… and in January, February and March of this year we have sent overseas 30,000.” (The Globe and Mail, April 25, 1941).

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